ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible Encyclopedia
The Gospel in its spirit and genius is hostile to human slavery, which under its influence, it disappeared in most areas of the world.
The first recorded use of the term “bond-servant” or “bondservant” was in the 16th century (1525-35).
Slavery, as it existed under the Mosaic law, has no modern parallel. That law did not originate slavery, it only regulated the already existing custom of slavery (Exodus 21:20-21, 26-27; Leviticus 25:44-46; Joshua 9:6-27).
Article Version: September 19, 2017